Online Accelerated Nursing Coursework
If you’re like many second-degree students, you want to spend as little time as possible stuck in traffic or looking for a parking spot so you can focus on what really matters — your academic success. Our innovative, 16-month Accelerated BSN track achieves this goal by blending convenient online coursework with all-important hands-on experiences, giving you the best of both worlds.
Rather than attending daily lectures on campus, you’ll complete your nursing theory coursework through our Canvas learning management system (LMS) platform. This cutting-edge E-learning technology gives you the flexibility to study and complete assignments on your schedule, where you learn best, be it a favorite coffee shop or your living room. So long as you complete your assignments by the due dates, it doesn’t matter whether you do your coursework at 8 a.m. or 3 p.m.
Despite the growing popularity of online learning, some students are predictably hesitant. You may find yourself asking, “What if I don’t understand the material or have a technical issue with the LMS?” or “Will I have a way of getting to know my cohort?” and so on. These are all perfectly valid concerns that we’ve taken great pains to address.
Though you won’t see your instructors and classmates every day, you’ll be in close communication throughout. In fact, our instructors go out of their way to ensure you have the support you need, whether by phone, email, text or via in-person or virtual office hours. As for your cohort, not only will you get to know your fellow ABSN students during labs and clinicals, you’ll also get to know each other through online coursework discussions and Q&A sessions. Plus, our E-learning platform technical support team is available should you encounter any issues with Canvas.
The Benefits of Online Coursework
While the freedom to “go to class” when and where you prefer is arguably one of the most appealing benefits of online learning, it’s hardly the only advantage. Not everyone learns the same way or at the same pace, which is why we developed our online-based curriculum to facilitate a variety of learners:
- Aural — Audio demonstrations and scenarios allow you to hear conditions (such as crackles, an irregular heartbeat, etc.), listen to patients talk about their symptoms and medical backgrounds, and more.
- Social — Our Canvas LMS features discussion forums, online Q&A sessions, virtual office hours and review sessions, and a built-in chat function so learners and instructors can connect with each other.
- Tactile — Task-based exercises (such as drag and drop activities) and interactive simulations make students active participants in the learning process.
- Visual — Rich imagery, illustrations and videos allow learners to visualize concepts and procedures.
All of this, along with the ability to revisit course materials, helps ensure that content is interactive and engaging, so that you can better absorb and retain information.
Contact our admissions team to find out more about how our online, accelerated nursing coursework prepares you for a career in nursing.